Tuesday, Dec. 22

TUESDAY 12/22/15

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2016-18 priorities

The Institutional Planning and Board Affairs committee of the Board of Regents has endorsed the final draft of "Luther College Priorities 2016-18." It is available for viewing here.

Benefits Study Group information now on KATIE

Benefits Study Group information is now available on the KATIE website​. Meeting materials and the presentation from the information sessions have been posted. Search for "Benefits Study Group" to view the documents. The page requires an enrollment key upon initial login; the enrollment key is "benefits2015." ​The Benefits Study Group thanks everyone for participating in the information sessions. 

Re-visioning of the Center for Ethics and Public Life

The planning group appointed to re-envision the Center for Ethics and Public Life has completed its work and submitted a report to President Carlson. A summary of their recommendations can be found on KATIE under the President's Office "Planning Documents" site. Questions or comments may be directed to Terry Sparkes, chair of the planning group. President Carlson will appoint a new director in early spring. A call for nominations was sent via email to all faculty and staff on Dec. 17.


Holiday closures

The college will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24-25, and Thursday and Friday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Enjoy the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Farwell elevator unavailable during Christmas break

A reminder to faculty and staff that use the Farwell elevator: the residence halls are closed over Christmas break. Farwell Hall is locked and will not reopen until 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. The Farwell elevator will not be accessible during this time.

Nottingham and Malta Directors for 2017

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Reed and Martin Klammer as the 2017-18 Nottingham co-directors and the appointment of Kim Powell as the 2017 Malta director. We are grateful to all three individuals for providing leadership for these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.

'Christmas at Luther 2015' broadcast times

Missed "Christmas at Luther" this year? Attended the performance and want to hear it again? IPR Classical will broadcast "Christmas at Luther 2015" at noon Thursday, Dec. 24, and KWLC will air the concert at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Listen to KWLC at 1240 AM or stream online. The 2012 concert, "Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy," is available on demand on the Twin Cities Public Television website.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Curl up with a good book and win prizes this J-term by participating in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights! Register online or at the circulation desk and get a head start over the holidays. Earn chances to win great raffle prizes simply by reading for fun. Open to all students, staff and faculty. Visit the Preus Library Facebook page or the circulation desk for details.

Health care identification cards for 2016

Health care identification cards for 2016 have been mailed to the homes of Luther employees participating in the college health care plan. Those who did not receive their card(s) or need additional cards should contact Human Resources, 387-1134. Starting Jan. 1, 2016, remember to show the 2016 UMR identification card at the pharmacy and/or health care provider. Please destroy the Midwest Group Benefits card after Jan. 1.

Please complete the UMR Employee Questionnaire that was included in the mailing. Fax the form to UMR or send it to Human Resources and Human Resources will forward it to UMR.

Christmas break hours

Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 4.

Preus Library
Tuesday, Dec. 22:
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23:
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 24-27:
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Legends Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-23:
6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 24-27:
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 28-31: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1: Closed
Saturday, Jan. 2:
9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Jan. 3: 5-8 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Desk
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 24-25: Closed
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 26-27: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Friday, Jan. 1: Closed
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 2-3: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 24-27: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 24-27
: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, and Grab-N-Go
Closed through Sunday, Jan. 3.

Sunnyside Cafe
Please note: Sunnyside will be closed through Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Closed through Sunday, Jan. 3.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-23: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 24-27: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

'Soup's On!' cooks needed

The Diversity Center is still looking for volunteers to prepare a delicious soup for the upcoming "Soup's On!" event, an informal gathering of students, faculty, staff and Decorah community members. The next "Soup's On" event is Thursday, Jan. 14. Cooks are encouraged stay and enjoy the soup. This is a great chance to meet new people, and the Norse Knitters will be there to share their skills. If interested, contact Jake, <dyerja01>.

Soccer offers Winter Skills Clinic Jan. 17 and 24

The Luther men's and women's soccer programs are offering a Winter Skills Clinic on two consecutive Sunday afternoons, Jan. 17 and 24. Cost is $55 and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is Jan. 15. Clinic details and the registration form are available online.

Inject a little movement into your day

Join Akimboo's Mindy Hanzlik for a short Sun Salutation at your desk. This version of the Sun Salutation incorporates leg lunges and easy push-ups utilizing a wall, desk or chair for gentle chest openers. Luther faculty and staff have a free subscription to Akimboo as part of Luther's wellness program.

'Wheel of Words' wellness initiative

"Wheel of Words" begins on Jan. 1 with "Vanna White" returning for her fourth visit to Luther. This wellness initiative, which plays like "Wheel of Fortune," is designed to help students, faculty and staff keep their New Year's resolutions. For more information and to sign up, contact Vanna.

Free Pilates classes during J-term

Join Bridgette Mitchell for a three-week Pilates session Jan. 11-25. This class is free for all faculty and staff to try with no obligation; registration is not required. Class is offered Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Regents Center dance studio. STOTT Pilates focuses on building strength from the inside out: exercises are based on five basic principles emphasizing breath, spinal alignment, and mobility. Equipment is provided, and modifications are offered for all skill levels.

'Christmas at Luther' ornaments on sale

The 2015 "Christmas at Luther" ornament is available at the Book Shop or online for $20. Supplies are limited, and when they are gone, they are gone.



Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 4, with the theme, "Light in the Darkness." The labyrinth will be set up for use in the CRH from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays during January Term. Sunday morning worship and Focus resume on Jan. 10. College Ministries wishes safe travels and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year to all!


Celebrations this week


Dec. 22: Leah Broderick, Hongmei Yu, Alec Knop
Dec. 24: Gloria Frana, Yarrow Pasche, Andrew Hageman
Dec. 26: Byong Choi
Dec. 27: JoAnn Uhlenhake, Kathy Skold
Dec. 28: Todd Pedlar, Nathan Porath
Dec. 29: Tara Meade, Lea Lovelace, Bethany Balk


Dan Davis (along with co-authors) published an article in the academic journal Marine Geology titled "Quantification of bottom trawl fishing damage to ancient shipwreck sites." The article is the result of research on a large group of ancient Greek and Roman shipwrecks discovered by Robert Ballard's Nautilus expeditions in Turkish waters (Aegean and Black Seas) in 2011-12, including one (Eregli E) that was heavily disturbed by a modern fishing trawl between two visits to the wreck. Contact Dan if you would like to see an electronic version of the article.


For rent: Gorgeous, updated two-bedroom apartment available at 222 1/2 East Water St. Upstairs apartment with all-new stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors, overlooks downtown. Huge back deck with great view of bluffs. Large eat-in kitchen, sunny living room and great built-ins. Rent is $900. No pets/no smoking. Contact Shawna Todd, (612) 363-6135.

For sale: Lightly-used Brother MFC-J425W printer/scanner/fax/copier. Spotless condition, large supply of ink cartridges and complete instructions included. Selling due to compatibility issues with my computer. Available new on Amazon for $299. Make me an offer. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Roland EM-10 electric keyboard. Yamaha sustaining pedal included. Due for a maintenance check. $70. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625. 

For sale: PlayStation 3 Slim with various games. $150. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

For sale: IKEA Galant corner desk-right. Birch veneer with silver "T" legs. Adjustable height with table top corner 63 x 47 inches. Excellent condition. Asking $75; purchased new for $250. Call 382-4067 and leave a message for Greg.

For sale: Gently used sound system. Includes two Peavy speakers, two Peavy 1,000 watt monitors, one mixer (Peavy XR684) and manuals. Asking $300. Contact Erik, 387-0837.

Free: Augsburg Fortress Publishing's 2016 Appointment Book, aka the "Little Red Book." Convenient shirt pocket size with red leather-like cover. Has day-by-day notes pages; six pages for phone numbers and additional notes; and single page calendars for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Retails for $10, but I want to give this to someone who could make use of it. Would make a great stocking stuffer. As it is FREE, there is no haggling on price! Contact Dennis, <magnusde>.

January fitness challenge: Looking for a way to help keep the winter blues at bay? Ready to tackle a fitness New Year’s resolution? Need some motivation to keep your family active despite the cold? Join the Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge and try to run, walk, bike, ski or snowshoe a total of 26 miles between Jan. 1-31. Visit www.winneshiekwild.com for more information or contact Lilly Jensen '07, [email protected].


And finally...

God Jul from the U.S. Embassy in Norway! In this holiday video, American staff at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo try traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes. Watch as lutefisk puts their diplomatic skills to the test: